Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 was revealed to the world last week, which means the final release is only about a month away. If you havenâ€™t yet checked that your site works smoothly in the new browser, nowâ€™s the time!
A few (understandably) angry Linux users aside, the consensus seems to be that Firefox 3 represents a huge leap forward for end-users. The browser is much faster, better looking, and sports some awesome new end-user features over its predecessor.
For us developers, much has been said about the main improvements coming in Firefox 3. Stuff like built-in support for features web applications that work offline with locally cached data, and full-page zoom that makes it easier to design for visually impaired users, are all great to see, but in this post Iâ€™m going to take the opportunity to look at a couple of features that could be easily overlooked.